I have an MY2002 wagon with 69k miles in New Jersey. Bought it new. Gently driven. No rust on the body.
Two weeks ago, I had a control arm snap off. Towed to mechanic, who pointed out the recall, but said the front subframe would also need replacing. Towed to dealer, who summoned the SOA distributor.
The distributor states that due to the $5000-7000 (in their estimate) of repairs that would need to be done in order to make the car road-worthy, they will not cover ANYTHING, including the parts covered by the recall.
They generously <sic> offered $750 towards the purchase of a new Subaru (Yeah, right).
Incredibly, the SAME THING happened to a friend of mine with the same year Impreza in MA. The distributor made all the same statements, including "we've never seen one this bad". I guess every one that comes in must be worse than the last.
So they've basically totaled the car on me. Any suggestions? Anyone wanna buy a really nice, great-running drivetrain/body/interior donor car?